Despite being exposed for its rampant corruption, the ACORN hasn’t fallen far from the Obama money tree.
I discovered Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave ACORN another $461,086 in January. The funds were earmarked for ACORN Housing Corp. in January under HUD’s Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), according to the government website USAspending.gov.
In order words, the Obama administration gave fraud-ridden ACORN nearly a half million dollars to be used on housing development.
The administration isn’t even trying to conceal the fact that it gave this money to ACORN.
USAspending.gov identifies the recipient as “ACORN Housing Corporation Inc.” even though that nonprofit entity filed papers last year legally changing its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA).
The website also provides the address of record for ACORN Housing as 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. That’s the renovated funeral home that until recently served as headquarters for ACORN’s 370-plus shady affiliates.
This means the Obama administration has given at least $540,905 in taxpayer money to ACORN this calendar year alone.
The money was given to ACORN apparently in defiance of Public Law 111-117 which spells out in pretty clear terms that ACORN shouldn’t be getting any government funding.
Add in the roughly $80k the administration was discovered handing ACORN last week, and you arrive at about $541k despite Congress specifically banning any federal handouts to ACORN.